The Best Fall Activities in New England, Part II

Deutsch: Indian Summer; Litchfield, Connecticu...

Deutsch: Indian Summer; Litchfield, Connecticut, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we said in theĀ  previous post, there’s much more to do in New England in the fall than merely watching the leaves change. From hikes, to farms, to fests and fairs, New England has it all…and the foliage isn’t bad either!

Keep reading for the second installment of Colonial’s guide to the best fall activities in Yankeeland.

Head to Litchfield, Connecticut, which is a bit west of Hartford, to Mount Tom State Park (860-567-8870, www.ct.gov/dep; also www.berkshirehiking.com/hikes/mt_tom.html), where you’ll find an abundance of hiking trails. A 34-foot tall fire tower adorns the most famous trail and the peak’s 1,300-foot high summit is a wonder to behold. The summit can be reached by car and offers fabulous scenic views.

Ever been on a zip-line? How about a zip-line tour? Visit Zoar Outdoor (800-532-7483, www.deerfieldzipline.com) in Charlemont, 20 miles southeast of North Adams to experience your first. Zoar’s tour features of nine zip lines two 50-foot sky bridges, a 700-footer, and three rappels, all for just $85 per person.

Fancy some white-water rafting? If so, visit the Forks, Maine. You’ll be treated to both temperate waters and vibrant colors on your rafting adventure near the Kennebec River Gorge. Northern Outdoors outfitters (800-765-7238, www.northernoutdoors.com) features single-day rafting trips starting at only $79.

 

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